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Trails to Terror

You feel the chill in the air, that ooky tingle at the base of your spine, the growing sense of dread in the pit of your stomach. You know it's coming, and your ass had better be prepared. We're not talking about yet another numbskull Adam Sandler flick, pal. Nope, it's Halloween, and it's the one time of year when it's okay to down drinks and debauch in decadence while in disguise. Sure, there are plenty of other "drinking holidays" scattered throughout the year for you to tie one on, but you usually can't drop into Dos Gringos on Cinco de Mayo dressed as Darth Vader. Speaking of which, consider exchanging said dorky duds for something more impressive and stylish, because it won't cut the mustard at any of countless costume contests or other Halloween events and celebrations to be had across the Valley from Thursday, October 27, through Monday, October 31. Since you'll probably be out this weekend in search of the happening hootenannies (unless sitting at home doling out Snickers is your idea of fun), we've assembled a superstar selection of the more bangin' bashes for your perusal. Whether you're a punky pagan out to celebrate Samhain or some slinky Scottsdale siren, we've got all the new Halloween hotness.

Events and Happenings -- Thursday, October 27:

Glendale Public Library -- Foothills Branch
19055 North 57th Avenue, Glendale
Paranormal investigators from the Arizona Desert Ghost Hunters will discuss various sightings, and will also present photographic and audio evidence of spooks and spirits. 7 p.m. Free. Call 623-930-3846.

The Paper Heart
750 Grand Avenue
www.thepaperheart.com
Celebrate both Halloween and Día de los Muertos with "Jornada del Muerto," a themed exhibition commemorating both holidays with photography, paintings, mixed media, and unique altars by Cathryn Turk, Jeff Falk, Annie Lopez, Greg Pentkowski, and Michele and Richard Bledsoe. Runs through October 31. 3 p.m. -1 a.m. Free. Call 602-262-2020.

Bars and Clubs -- Thursday, October 27:

Anderson's Fifth Estate
6820 East Fifth Avenue, Scottsdale
www.a5e.net
Death Cab for a Cutie and Goth Halloween Bash with DJ Manchester and four other mixmasters spinning, as well as a CD release party for Depeche Mode's latest disc. 8 p.m. $5. Call 480-994-4168.

The Real Bar
5014 South Price Road, Tempe
www.therealbar.com
Combination Halloween and CD release party for Mourning Maxwell, with additional live music by Fourbanger, Before Braille, Haffo, Facing New York, and Exit Broadway, as well as prizes for best costume, and a free CD with admission. 7 p.m. $7 under 21, $5 over 21. Call 480-897-1466.

Events and Happenings -- Friday, October 28:

Counter Culture Café
2330 East McDowell Road
www.countercultureaz.com
Performances by alt-rockers Kayo Dot and fire dancing troupe SoulTribe. 10 p.m. $5. Call 602-231-0762.

Four White Walls
1023 Grand Avenue
www.fourwhitewalls.net
Skaloween with music from Big Spender, Troy's Bucket, Class Act, and Haffo, as well as a costume contest and free trick-or-treat bags. 7 p.m. $8. Call 602-705-4936.

Fright Night 2005
Stetson Drive between Drinkwater Boulevard and Wells Fargo Avenue, Scottsdale
www.comforteventsaz.com
Gigantic Halloween Block Party encompassing several Scottsdale nightspots offering a costume contest with $5,000 in cash and prizes, an on-site broadcast by KZON-FM 101.5, ghastly drink specials all night, and live music by Punk Rock Nation, Metalhead, Money $hot, The Chadwicks, and more. Includes admission to Maloney's, Drinx, Martini Ranch, SIX Lounge, and DJ's. 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 online, $20 at the door.

Mystery Mansion Dinner Theatre
2200 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
www.mysterymansion.com
An interactive "comedy mystery dinner theater" with thrills, chills, and kills. Also runs Saturday, October 29. 7:30 p.m. each day. Tickets are $37. Call 480-994-1520.

Phoenix Little Theatre
100 East McDowell Road
Scorpius Dance Theatre presents A Vampire Tale, a captivatingly lurid production concerning the dark seduction of an innocent young woman into the shadowy underworld of the undead. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. (Attendees dressed as vampires get $5 off.) Also runs Saturday, October 29, at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $20. Call 602-254-2151.

Wet Paint
203 East Seventh Street, Tempe
www.wetpaintaz.com
Halloween-themed gallery show in conjunction with Final Friday in downtown Tempe, featuring the artwork of such Alpha Monster artists as Baron Gordon and Adam Dumper, music from local DJs, live graffiti art demonstrations, and b-boy dancing from Mellowdrama and the Phunky Phoenicians. 7 p.m. Free. Call 480-967-2002.

The Wrigley Mansion
2501 East Telawa Trail
www.wrigleymansionclub.com
A Wicked Night at the Wrigley with music by The Scones and local DJs, a live remote by MIX 96.9, a costume contest for prizes, food and drink specials, psychics, fortune tellers, and tarot-card readers. 21 and over. 8 p.m. $45. Call 602-553-7382.  

Bars and Clubs -- Friday, October 28:

ACME Roadhouse
855 South Rural Road, Tempe
www.acmeroadhouse.com
Halloween party hosted by Sanjna and Jenn with a costume contest, DJ, and $3 drink specials all night. 10 p.m. Ladies free, guys $5. Call 480-517-1818.

Anderson's Fifth Estate
6820 East Fifth Avenue, Scottsdale
www.a5e.net
Wild Kingdom Halloween with a coronation of costumes at midnight, and music from The Reign Kings. 9 p.m. $5. Call 480-994-4168.

Arizona Beach Club
430 North Scottsdale Road, Tempe
www.arizonabeachclub.com
Ghouls Gone Wild party with $1,500 in cash prizes for the sexiest costumes, drink specials, music by the Rock Hotties, and the DJ Divas spinning Top 40, R&B, house, and hip-hop. 9 p.m. $5 for 21 and over, $10 for 18 and over. Call 480-446-3100.

The Big Bang
501 South Mill Avenue, Tempe
www.thebigbangbar.com
Costume contest for more than $200 in prizes, live music from the dueling pianos, and Bacardi drink specials. 8 p.m. $6 (free for those in costume). Call 480-557-5595.

Chasers Bar & Nightclub
8005 East Roosevelt Street, Scottsdale
www.chaserslive.com
Ether Bunny Records' Halloween Monster Mash & Costumed Beer Bash with drink specials and music from SLOWmobile, A Few Random Drunks, Heroic Dose, Booby Trap, Ninja Fish, and Elders UK. 7 p.m. $5 cover after 8 p.m. Call 480-945-4985.

The Clubhouse Music Venue
1320 East Broadway Road, Tempe
www.clubhousegigs.com
Whorrible Halloween Show with Eroticide, Motive, Autumn's End, Fracture Point, and Adversary of Existence. 7 p.m. $8. Call 480-968-3238.

Martini Ranch & Shaker Room
7295 East Stetson Drive, Scottsdale
www.martiniranchaz.com
Halloween party in conjunction with Fright Night 2005 with a VIP stage featuring live music by The Chadwicks, Money Shot, and others. 7 p.m. $15 online, $20 at the door. Call 480-970-0500.

Monkey Pants Bar & Grill
3223 South Mill Avenue, Tempe
www.monkeypantsbar.com
Semi-Annual Halloween Terror Fest & Crotch-Kicking Competition featuring Indian leg wrestling (with real Indians). Also runs Saturday, October 29, and Sunday, October 30. 7 p.m. each day. Call 480-377-8100.

Myst
7340 East Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale
www.mystaz.com
Haunted House 7340 featuring $500 cash prizes for the sexiest and best costumes, and a special surprise act. 9 p.m. Call 480-970-5000 for cover.

Padlock
998 East Indian School Road
www.padlockaz.com
Things will get pretty kinky at Dante's Inferno Leather Hell Weekend with demonstrations involving fire play, hot wax, leather and electricity, in addition to hourly shot specials and a wet undies contest. Continues on Saturday, October 29; Sunday, October 30; and Monday, October 31. 9 p.m. each day. No cover. Call 602-266-5640.

The Real Bar
5014 South Price Road, Tempe
www.therealbar.com
Combination Halloween and CD release party for Mourning Maxwell, with additional live music by Fivespeed, Ember Coast, Captain Squeegee and the Soap Suds, And The Hero Fails, March Against Fear, and Swindel, as well as prizes for best costume, and a free CD with admission. 7 p.m. $7 under 21, $5 over 21. Call 480-897-1466.

Salty Señorita (both locations)
3636 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
1860 South Stapley Drive, Mesa
www.saltysenorita.com
Salty's Spooktacular Weekend with Don Eduardo Scissorhands Magical Margaritas and scary mariachis. Also runs Saturday, October 29 (featuring a costume contest with $400 in cash prizes), and Sunday, October 30. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. each day. Call 480-946-7258.

The Sets
93 East Southern Avenue, Tempe
www.thesets.com
Trash City presents Black Friday Halloween Fantasy Ball with a costume contest, bondage and fetish fashion show, hookah den, tarot-card readers, DJs, and spankings from the Arizona Roller Derby girls, as well as performances by Vaeda, Auralast, The Cheeky Monkeys, the Strange Family Circus 3 Freak Show, and others. 8 p.m. 21 and over. $10 before 10 p.m., $20 thereafter, and $75 for the VIPs. Call 602-953-2728.

Tupelo Tap Room
1615 West Camelback Road
www.tupelotaproom.com
Halloween party with costume contest for prizes, drink specials, and music from Dephinger, The Mongoloids, and The Irish Brothers. 8 p.m. $5 cover. Call 602-274-1513.

Yucca Tap Room
29 West Southern Avenue, Tempe
www.yuccatap.com
Hillbilly Halloween with music by Dave Insley's Careless Smokers, The Cartwheels, and more. 9:30 p.m. No cover. Call 480-967-4777.

Events and Happenings -- Saturday, October 29:

 

Alwun House
1204 East Roosevelt Street
www.alwunhouse.org
Partake in the "subterranean arts" at the Monster's Ball costume party with readings from the works of Edgar Allan Poe, contemporary dancing, body painting, DJs spinning dance music, "horror d'oeuvres," and more. 8 p.m. $10 (or $8 in costume). Call 602-253-7887. While there, enjoy the annual "Monster's Menagerie" group exhibition, featuring "supernatural, surreal, and creature fantasy art" from more than 10 artists, including Baron Dixon, Steve Gompf, Landy Headly, and Larry LoPresti. Runs through November 4.

.anti_space
815 West Madison Street
www.antispace.org
Sadisco presents "Return of the Living Dragvestites," featuring "Random Zombie Drag Shows" by Mookow vs. Unstable Able, performances by Tucsons and Alter Der Ruine, artwork by Dave Ketchum, a hookah den, and free "zombie skin care products," as well as music from DJs Squalor, Dr. Father, and Darksouldealer. $6.66 or $13 for couple. 8 p.m. Call 480-710-0973.

Axis/Radius
7340 East Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
www.axis-radius.com
Fifth annual Ghost Ball, presented in conjunction with Suede, with performances by the headbangers of Metal Ikon, '80s cover band Fast Times, and five DJs, in addition to a spectacular light show, and costume contest with $3,000 in cash prizes. 8 p.m. $20. Call 480-970-1112.

Castle Sports Club
11420 North 19th Avenue
www.castlesportsclub.com
Arizona Roller Derby Costume Bash with Surly Gurlies battling the Bad News Beaters, live music from Calabrese, and $2 beers. 7 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Call 602-331-2582.

Desert Schools Coyotes Center
15829 North 83rd Avenue, Peoria
www.desertschoolscoyotescenter.com
Halloween Chiller Night with live music by Downward Dog, raffles, and a costume contest for prizes. 7 p.m. $12 per person or $40 for a family of four (with $7 for each additional person), which includes skate rental, Sbarros coupon, two free raffle tickets, four arcade tokens, and five ride passes. Call 623-334-1200.

Fear Farm
99th Avenue and McDowell Road
www.fearfarm.com
Devils Night Out II with live music from Woodpile, Tragedy, Intrinzik, Keno G, Nitemare, Lunacy, Children of the Night, Subheroes, and more. 6:30 p.m. Free. Call 623-936-4598.

Fort McDowell Casino
10424 North Fort McDowell Road, Fountain Hills
www.fortmcdowellcasino.com
Haunted Halloween Costume Ball offering live disco music by Love Train, dancing, food and drink specials, and a costume contest with more than $5,000 in cash and prizes. Registration at 6 p.m. and judging at 8:30 p.m. Free. Call 800-843-3678.

Greta's Pet Boutique
824 North Central Avenue
www.gretas.net
Bow Wow Ween with free pet treats, sessions with animal communicator Carole Dubel, and a costume contest for prizes with categories for the cutest, scariest, and most creative pet costumes. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Call 602-252-0239.

Mountain Temple Center
1533 East Lupine Avenue
www.mountaintemple.com
Samhain ritual and Halloween costume party with hallowed dancing, haunted music, and a potluck dinner. No costume? Don't worry -- clothing is optional. 18 and over. Party starts at 7 p.m., and the ritual is at 9 p.m. $5. Call 602-678-0644.

The Paper Heart
750 Grand Avenue
www.thepaperheart.com
Fourth annual Noche de los Muertos Halloween Bash with live music by Autopsy Report, an audience-judged costume contest, Día de los Muertos artwork and altersaltars?? in the gallery, and ghost stories and dark prose by slam poet The Klute and performance artist Jeff Falk. 8 p.m. $5. Call 602-262-2020.

Phoenix Zoo
455 North Galvin Parkway
www.phoenixzoo.org
Second annual Beth and Bill KEZ Masquerade Ball with live music, food and wine, dancing, animal encounters, contests, and giveaways. 8 p.m. to midnight. $99 for two tickets. Call 480-966-6236.

Rockin R Ranch
6136 East Baseline Road, Mesa
www.rockinr.net
All-you-can-eat barbecue dinner and live entertainment by the Rockin R Wranglers and Arizona Gunfighters. 6:30 to 9 p.m. $25. Call 480-832-1539.

R.T. O'Sullivan's (both locations)
6646 East Superstition Springs Boulevard, Mesa
1010 West Southern Avenue, Mesa
www.rtosullivans.com
Both joints celebrate Allhallows Eve with themed parties ("'80s Style" at the Superstition Springs location and "Heroes & Villains" at Southern) featuring DJs, dancing, and more than $500 in prizes at each location. 9 p.m. No cover. Call 480-396-9933.

Samurai Comics
10720 West Indian School Road
www.samuraicomics.com
Halloween cosplay (costume play) contest with such prizes as a $100 gift certificate and DVDs, in addition to anime trivia and other games throughout the day. Noon. Free. Call 623-872-8886.

The Trunk Space
1506 Grand Avenue
www.thetrunkspace.com
Special Halloween showcase with live music from the underground L.A. punk band Radioactive Chickenheads, Haunted Cologne, Arch Bishop Jason Poland, Class Act, and Echoing Blue, as well as a costume contest. 8 p.m. to midnight. $5. Call 602-256-6006.  

Bars and Clubs -- Saturday, October 29:

Ain't Nobody's Bizness
3031 East Indian School Road, Suite 7
www.aintnobodysbizness-az.com
Costume contest for cash prizes (with the winners being announced at 11 p.m.), DJ Tsunami spinning hip-hop, and $2 U-call-its from 10 p.m. to midnight on drinks up to $5. No cover. 9 p.m. Call 602-224-9977.

Alice Cooper'stown
101 East Jackson Street
www.alicecooperstown.com
Monsters of the Mic Halloween Party with live music from Ben Araiza, and TWIG. 8 p.m. $8. Call 602-253-7337.

Anderson's Fifth Estate
6820 East Fifth Avenue, Scottsdale
www.a5e.net
Saturday Night Live Halloween Party with costume contest for prizes ($100 for first place, $50 for second, and gift certificates for third), 2-for-1 drinks until 10 p.m., hourly shot specials, and a live remote by MIX 96.9. 8 p.m. $5. Call 480-994-4168.

Arizona Beach Club
430 North Scottsdale Road, Tempe
www.arizonabeachclub.com
Haunted Beach House Party, with $3,000 in cash prizes for the sexiest, scariest, and funniest costumes, as well as drink specials, and DJ Greggy D from KISS FM spinning Top 40, R&B, and hip-hop. 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. $5 for 21 and over, $10 for 18 and over. Call 480-446-3100.

Big Fish Pub
1954 East University Drive, Tempe
For the Record Freak Show with music by Redfield, Bleed the Reason, and the U.K.'s Robert, Chip & Tom, as well as $3 J ger Bombers. 7 p.m. $5 with costume, $8 without. Call 480-966-5010.
BS West
7125 East Fifth Avenue, Scottsdale
www.bswest.com
Solid Gold Halloween drag and dancing showcase hosted by Dionne "Devina" Warwick and featuring live singing and lip-synching by a bevy of female illusionists like Cliftina and Misseyal, as well as a costume contest. 7 p.m. $20. Call 480-945-9028.

Cave Creek Roadhouse
6900 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek
www.cavecreekroadhouse.com
"Dead in the West Bash" with games, prizes, costume contest, cash giveaways, and music from EastonAshe. 7 p.m. No cover. Call 480-575-3098.

Chasers Bar & Nightclub
8005 East Roosevelt Street, Scottsdale
www.chaserslive.com
Euphoric Halloween Bash with live music by Imperative Reaction, Element A440, The Strand, Ikonoklast, and Mankind Is Obsolete. 7 p.m. $10. Call 480-945-4985.

CK's Tavern & Grill
4142 East Chandler Boulevard, Ahwatukee
www.ckgrill.com
Costume contest for cash prizes ($150 for first, $100 for second, and $50 for third), music from Claire's Trick, and spooky drink specials. 9:30 p.m. No cover. Call 480-706-5564.

The Clubhouse Music Venue
1320 East Broadway Road, Tempe
www.clubhousegigs.com
Halloween Ball with Siop, Vistalance, Brew Crew, and Building Bridges. 7 p.m. $7 with a costume, $9 without. Call 480-968-3238.

Coyote Hill Bar & Grill
12417 West Glendale Avenue, Glendale
www.thecoyotehill.com
Costume contest for cash prizes ($250 for first, $100 for second, $50 for third), drink specials, and DJ Mikey Mike spinning the hits. 9 p.m. Ladies are free, men pay $5. Call 623-536-7711.

Cruisin' 7th
3702 North Seventh Street
www.ourc7.com
Costume contest for various prizes ($100 for first, $50 for second, and a bottle of champagne and three cocktails for third) plus a drag show by Regina & Friends. 10:30 p.m. No cover. Call 602-212-9888.

Dave's Place
2710 West Bell Road, Suite 1288
Halloween party with prizes for best costume, and food and drink specials. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-866-9898.

Dos Gringos Trailer Park
1001 East Eighth Street, Tempe
www.dosgringosaz.com
Head south of the border for this Halloween fiesta with a costume contest ($200 for first place and $200 for sexiest costume), $2 Coronas, $3 Gringoritas, $3 Donkey Punch, and full menu until 2 a.m. 5 p.m. No cover. Call 480-968-7879.

Drift Polynesian Restaurant & Tiki Lounge
4341 North 75th Street, Scottsdale
www.driftlounge.com
Pirates 'n Wenches Extravaganza benefiting HomeBase Youth Services offering a raffle with the grand prize of a trip for two to Las Vegas, costume contest for prizes, and drink specials. Donate a new bra or belt and your first drink is free. 8 p.m. $5. Call 480-949-8454.

The Dubliner Irish Pub and Restaurant
3841 East Thunderbird Road
www.dublinerpub.com
Halloween party with prizes for best costumes, promotional giveaways, and live entertainment by Tony Cummins. 9 p.m. No cover. Call 602-867-0984.

E-Lounge
4343 North Seventh Avenue
www.eloungephx.com
E-VIL Halloween party with a costume contest for cash prizes ($100 for first place, $50 for second place, $25 for third), drink specials on Bud Light $4 e-Railers, and DJ Domenica spins hip-hop and dance music. 21 and over. 8 p.m. $3 cover if not in costume. Call 602-279-0388.  

Famous Sam's
2730 East Baseline Road, Mesa
www.famoussams.com
Halloween bash, costume contest for prizes, and drink specials. 9 p.m. No cover. Call 480-497-1252.

Fibber Magees
1989 West Elliot Road, Chandler
www.fibbermageespub.com
Get your Irish up at this Halloween party offering a Guinness hockey jersey and a $50 gift certificate to the winner of its costume contest, in addition to music by The Scones, and $3 Kronenberg and Stella Artois pints. 9 p.m. $2 cover, free if in costume. Call 480-722-9434.

Flicka's Baja Cantina
2003 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
www.flickascantina.com
Cool off with a costume contest for cash prizes, music by Furious George, and drink specials like $2 Coronas throughout the night. No cover. Call 480-945-3618.

Graham Central Station
7850 South Priest Drive, Tempe
www.grahamcentralstationtempe.com
Take a shot at the $1,500, winner-take-all costume contest, and enjoy 25-cent well, wine and longnecks from 6 to 9 p.m. No cover with costume before 8 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-496-4336.

Hamburger Mary's
5111 North Seventh Street
www.hamburgermarysphoenix.com
Mary's Halloween Skaraoke, drink specials, and a costume contest with multiple categories offering gift cards as prizes. 9:30 p.m. No cover. Call 602-240-6969.

Harold's Corral
6895 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek
www.haroldscorral.com
Halloween party with costume contests with a $125 cash prize and $50 gift certificate for the winners in four categories (scariest, funniest, most creative, and judges' pick), as well as promotional giveaways from the Bailey's and Stoli Girls, and live music by Mogollon. 8 p.m. $3 cover, or free if you come in costume. Call 480-488-1906.

Hollywood Alley
2610 West Baseline Road, Mesa
www.hollywoodalleyrocks.com
Pre-Halloween rock session with Fatigo, Less Pain Forever, and Huskies. 9 p.m. $5. Call 480-820-7117.

Homme
138 West Camelback Road
www.phoenixhomme.com
Seven Deadly Sins charity fund raiser with all seven rooms of this swanky lounge representing a specific sin, as well as drink and shot specials throughout the night, live entertainment, and a costume contest for prizes. Continues on Sunday, October 30. 8 p.m. each day. $5. Call 602-266-0875.

Iguana Mack's
1371 North Alma School Road, Chandler
www.iguanamacks.com
Compete in several costume contests for gift certificates while enjoying drink specials and live music from Sunburn. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-899-6735.

Jugheads
5110 East McDowell Road
Punk Rock Halloween Bash with music from TripLever, Blind Seven, Exiled, and Power Slave, along with a costume contest, prize raffles, and drink specials. 8:30 p.m. $6. Call 602-225-0307.

Last Exit Bar and Grill
1425 West Southern Avenue, Tempe
Halloween party with a costume contest for prizes, and live music by The Black Moods, Mossy Rocks, and Kingfish Fiasco. 9 p.m. $5. Call 480-557-6656.

Margarita Rocks
410 South Mill Avenue, Tempe
www.margaritarocks.com
Costume contest with more than $2,000 in cash and prizes with the crowd deciding the winners, DJ Steel spinning Top 40, and $2 Heineken and Heineken Light and $2 SKYY products from 5 to 11 p.m. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Continues on Monday, October 31. No cover. Call 480-968-3301.

McDuffy's Peoria
15814 North 83rd Avenue, Peoria
www.mcduffys.com
Third annual Halloween party with DJs, dancing, drink specials and a costume contest. 8 p.m. each day. Ladies free, $5 for guys. 10 p.m. Call 623-334-5000.

McDuffy's Tempe
230 West Fifth Street, Tempe
www.mcduffys.com
Sophistikatz presents the Bash on Ash Costume Ball promising a fashion show previewing its "sexy, trendy and unique styles," a costume contest with a $100 grand prize, DJs, and drink specials like $2 Long Island iced teas and domestic drafts. 9 p.m. to midnight. $15 at the door, $10 for costumed partygoers, and $7 before 10 p.m. Call 866-214-6545.

Misty's
4301 North Seventh Avenue
www.mistyslounge.com
Costume contest with $200 in cash prizes, ghoulish Halloween shots, giveaways, and DJ Danica spinning hip-hop and Top 40. 9 p.m. No cover. Call 602-265-3233.

Myst
7340 East Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale
www.mystaz.com
Sin City with special guest DJs. 9 p.m. Call 480-970-5000 for cover.

Mythos Mediterranean Bistro
2515 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
www.mythosbistro.com
Gods and Goddesses party with music from Detroit's Enigma, Rani "g," and additional guest DJs spinning international dance grooves. 8 p.m. $7. Call 480-947-6896.

Pattie's 1st Ave. Lounge
7220 East First Avenue, Scottsdale
Halloween Drunk Tank Party with a costume contest, drink specials, and local DJs spinning rock and hip-hop. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Also runs Sunday, October 30, and Monday, October 31. No cover each night. Call 480-990-0103.  

Pookie's Cafe & Bar
4540 North Seventh Street
www.pookiescafe.com
Special Halloween drag show spectacular with Barbra Seville, Claudia B., and Ivana Bump performing, as well as costume contests, prize giveaways, and shot specials. 9:45 p.m. No cover. Call 602-277-2121.

Rhythm Room
1019 East Indian School Road
www.rhythmroom.com
Get a jump on Halloween with a costume contest, music by Soulful Horizons, and food from the Rack Shack BBQ. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $6. Call 602-265-4842.

Rosie McCaffrey's Irish Pub
906 East Camelback Road
www.rosiemccaffreys.com
Costume contest for prizes, music from the Keltic Cowboys, drink specials, and more. 9 p.m. Call 602-241-1916 for cover.

Rusty Spur Saloon
7245 East Main Street, Scottsdale
www.rustyspursaloon.com
Halloween party with music from Psychobilly Rodeo and prizes for best costume. 8 p.m. No cover. Call 480-425-7787.

Shady's
2701 East Indian School Road
Costume contest with cash prizes. Also runs Monday, October 31. 7 p.m. both days. Call 602-956-8998.

Sluggo's Sports Grill
161 North Centennial Way, Mesa
Costume party and contest with cash prizes for the best dressed male, female, and couple, as well as live music from Lagerfield, and lots of drink specials (including $2.50 Coronas, Corona Lights, and Pacificos). 7 p.m. No cover. Call 480-844-8448.

TT Roadhouse
2915 North 68th Street, Scottsdale
Costume contest with cash prizes as well as music from the joint's world-famous jukebox. Also runs Monday, October 31. 7 p.m. both days. Call 480-947-8723.

Upper Deck Sports Grill
4224 North Craftsman Court, Scottsdale
www.upperdecksportsgrill.com
Dead or Alive Party with music by T.A.T.E. and a costume contest for prizes ($100 for first place, $50 for second place, gift certificates for third). 8 p.m. $2. Call 480-941-9333.

Events and Happenings -- Sunday, October 30:

Counter Culture Café
2330 East McDowell Road
www.countercultureaz.com
Get a Halloween java jump-start while enjoying music from Andrew Jackson Jihad and four other bands. $5. Call 602-231-0762.

Fear Farm
99th Avenue and McDowell Road
www.fearfarm.com
Devils Night Out II continues with a freak show competition, costume contests, a "mini-gathering" of DesertJuggalos and ArizonaJuggalos, games, and prizes. 6:30 p.m. Free. Call 623-936-4598.

Four Peaks Brewing Co.
1340 East Eighth Street, Suite 104, Tempe
www.fourpeaks.com
Eighth annual pumpkin-carving contest with judging at 9 p.m. and such prizes as tee shirts and a keg of Four Peaks signature Pumpkin Porter. Darth Vader and Pumpkin Porter Man will also make an appearance. 6 p.m. No cover. Call 480-303-9967.

Bars and Clubs -- Sunday, October 30:
Charlie's
727 West Camelback Road
www.charliesphoenix.com
Cowboy up with costume contests for prizes, drink specials, and a performance by Pussy LeHoot & Friends. 8 p.m. Call 602-265-0224 for cover.

E-Lounge
4343 North Seventh Avenue
www.eloungephx.com
E-VIL Halloween party continues with a costume contest for cash prizes ($100 for first place, $50 for second place, $25 for third). 8 p.m. $8 (those under 21 pay $5 if in costume). Call 602-279-0388.

Greenway Village Cocktail Lounge
3143 East Greenway Road
This northeast Valley nightspot offers prizes for best costume, and food and drink specials. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-971-5523.

Harley's 2303
2303 East Indian School Road
Huge costume contest with three categories -- most original, funniest, and best female illusionist -- with cash prizes ($100 for first, $50 for second, and $25 for third) in each category, and DJ FX spinning progressive house. 10 p.m. No cover. Call 602-954-0455.

Karamba Nightclub
1724 East McDowell Road
www.karambanightclub.com
Diamond presents her Spectacular Drag Show, alongside a costume contest with prizes for the best three costumes and a $2 pitcher beer bust. Time TBA. No cover. Call 602-254-0231.

Paco Paco
3045 North 16th Street
www.paco-paco.com
Drag yourself to this gender-bending Halloween celebration with a performance by female impersonator Fabiola and a costume contest for cash prizes. 8 p.m. $6 cover. Call 602-263-8424.

Pussycat Lounge
4426 North Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale
www.pclaz.com
This catty Halloween soiree promises "costumes and candy" with 2-for-1 drinks until 10 p.m. and DJ Josh Royal spinning Top-40, house, and hip-hop. 8 p.m. No cover. Call 480-481-3100.

Tupelo Tap Room
1615 West Camelback Road
www.tupelotaproom.com
Halloween celebration with a costume contest for prizes, drink specials, and live music by Meat Department, Pinky Tuscadero, and Shark Pants. 8 p.m. $3. Call 602-274-1513.  

Rhythm Room
1019 East Indian School Road
www.rhythmroom.com
Saddle up for the Halloween Hillbilly Hoedown & White Trash Carnival with the Rollergirls holding a kissing booth and pudding wrestling, as well as live music by Reverend Payton's Big Damn Band, Scott H. Biram & Honky, Jinx Proof, Lucky 11, and Bob Log III. 8 p.m. $12. Call 602-265-4842.

SIX Lounge
7316 East Stetson Drive, Scottsdale
www.6az.com
Halloween party and Heineken Green Session with DJs spinning smooth grooves. 7 p.m. Call 480-663-6620 for cover.

Events and Happenings -- Monday, October 31:

Fear Farm
99th Avenue and McDowell Road
www.fearfarm.com
Devils Night Out II concludes with a rock-versus-rap showdown with music from Woodpile, Hellven, Return to Zero, Cross Platform, J20, Q-Loc, Lan-C, Nickel Sack, MTC, and more. 6:30 p.m. Free. Call 623-936-4598.

Four White Walls
1023 Grand Avenue
www.fourwhitewalls.net
Horror Rock Halloween Costume Party with music from Nightwolf, Haunted Cologne, Monster, The Dietrichs, and Calabrese, as well as a costume contest and free trick-or-treat bags. 7 p.m. $8. Call 602-705-4936.

Bars and Clubs -- Monday, October 31:

ACME Roadhouse
855 South Rural Road, Tempe
www.acmeroadhouse.com
Industry Halloween party featuring reverse happy hour from 9 to 11 p.m. with $3 wells and $2 drafts, and DJ J. Alan and MCB spinning hip-hop and house. Open until 2 a.m. Ladies free, guys $3. Call 480-517-1818.

Apollo's
5749 North Seventh Street
www.apollos.com
Queen for a Night drag costume contest with cash prizes. 9:30 p.m. No cover. Call 602-277-9373.

Arizona Beach Club
430 North Scottsdale Road, Tempe
www.arizonabeachclub.com
Power 92 Halloween concert with Chris Brown, Lil' Rob, and Pretty Ricky. 9 p.m. $10. Call 480-446-3100.

Charlie's
727 West Camelback Road
www.charliesphoenix.com
Halloween Undie Party with half-price drinks for those in their unmentionables. 7 p.m. Call 602-265-0224 for cover.

The Clubhouse Music Venue
1320 East Broadway Road, Tempe
www.clubhousegigs.com
Halloween concert with Sage Francis, Sole, Sleep, and S.O.S. 8 p.m. $10. Call 480-968-3238.

Daisy Dukes
222 East University Drive, Tempe
www.daisydukesaz.com
M*A*S*H B*A*S*H where attendees who dress in camouflage receive $1 Witches Brew and $2 Bud products. 9 p.m. No cover. Call 602-739-0317.

Dos Gringos
4209 North Craftsman Court, Scottsdale
www.dosgringosaz.com
Craftsman Court Massacre with a costume contest for prizes. 9 p.m. No cover. Call 602-739-0317.

Dos Gringos Trailer Park
1001 East Eighth Street, Tempe
www.dosgringosaz.com
Nightmare on 8th Street with costume contests offering $200 cash prizes each for the best and sexiest costumes. 9 p.m. No cover. Call 480-968-7879.

George & Dragon Restaurant
4240 North Central Avenue
Costume contest for cash prizes ($150 for first, $100 for second, $50 for third). 9 p.m. No cover. Call 602-241-0018.

Hollywood Alley
2610 West Baseline Road, Mesa
www.hollywoodalleyrocks.com
Halloween Masquerade with The Elegy Machine and four other bands, as well as "the cheapest drinks in town." 9 p.m. $5. Call 480-820-7117.

Joe's Grotto
13825 North 32nd Street
www.joesgrotto.com
Acoustic open mic with free sandwiches, $2.50 Southern Comfort, and $3 Guinness pints. 9 p.m. No cover. Call 602-992-1007.

La Roca Bar
4129 North Seventh Avenue
"Scaraoke Halloween" celebration with drink specials, giveaways, and a costume contest with prizes for best dressed, sexiest costume, and most original. 9 p.m. Call 602-248-8559.

Modified Arts
407 East Roosevelt Street
www.modified.org
Halloween bash with The God Awfuls, Love Equals Death, and Sigma. 7 p.m. $6. Call 602-462-5516.

The Owl's Nest Saloon
501 South Mill Avenue, Tempe
www.owlsnesttempe.com
Costume contest for gift certificates ($250 for first, $100 for second, and $50 for third) with DJ Slippy spinning Top 40 and hip-hop. 10 p.m. $5. Call 480-967-3060.

Pattie's 1st Ave. Lounge
7220 East First Avenue, Scottsdale
Get your groove on with a costume contest for prizes, and drink specials, while DJ Alvarez spins hip-hop and Top 40. 8 p.m. No cover. Call 480-990-0103.

Rhythm Room
1019 East Indian School Road
www.rhythmroom.com
"Very Special Halloween Concert" with The Tubes and Fee Waybill. 6:30 p.m. $36 to $38. Call 602-265-4842.

Sugar Daddy's
3102 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
www.sugardaddysaz.com
The Daddy Horror Picture Show offering costume contests, beer and drink specials, a DJ, and dancing. 9 p.m. $2. Call 480-970-6556.  

Tranzylvania (inside Palazzo)
710 North Central Avenue
www.tranzylvania.net
Vamp out at the Drop Dead Sexy Halloween Party with DJs spinning dark industrial and trance, as well as a grand-prize drawing for accommodations for 10 at the Red Garter Bed and Bakery in Williams, Arizona. 9 p.m. $7. Call 602-229-1150.

TT Roadhouse
2915 North 68th Street, Scottsdale
Halloween costume contest with cash prizes, dirt-cheap drinks, and music from the joint's world-famous jukebox. 8 p.m. No cover. Call 480-947-8723.

Wild Card
801 North Arizona Avenue, Chandler
Haunted Homecoming with costume contests, prizes and giveaways, drag shows, and more. Runs until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-857-3088.


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